Manufacturing Design Engineer (MDE) - Mac

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Operations and Supply Chain


Role Number:200159577
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. The people here at Apple don’t just build products — they craft the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that encourages the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. In this highly visible role, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on Apple Products, and leave a footprint for years to come. We have an opportunity for an accomplished quality engineer to lead development, and ramp for a next generation Apple product. The Mac Manufacturing Design Engineers are responsible for the development and implementation of key production processes in a high volume environment for Apple Mac products. In this highly visible role, you will have direct frequent communication and collaboration with Apple Industrial Design, Product Design, Manufacturing Design and worldwide suppliers.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with fabricating parts or jigs, fixtures, tooling, injection molding, plastics, ceramics, metal machining (CNC, mills, lathes) experience is required.
  • Prefer a solid understanding of DOE, GD&T, SPC and mechanical fabrication techniques
  • Engineering management or program management background is considered a plus


Candidate will utilize manufacturing background in the following areas: Process Development: -Assess the suitability of a fabrication technology for a given part design -Plan validation exercises to demonstrate process feasibility and capability -Planning, proposing, and leading experiments to produce analyses used to drive design, development, and supply chain decisions -Reviewing progress of development activities at supplier locations and serve as point of escalation for critical process related issues New Product Introduction: -Acts as direct responsible engineer to drive process development and capability assessment activities, reviewing part design documentation to ensure alignment with process capability -Assign specific tasks and work with Apple suppliers to support process development and/or data gathering activities. Set clear goals for results and provide timely reviews of performance throughout program -Establish validation procedures to determine acceptance of processes into development builds as well as mass production Supplier Execution: -Review supplier tool design, process flow, equipment selection, DFM, and DOE proposals -Identify shortfalls and corrective actions to ensure design compliance. -Work with supplier engineering teams to map out process development exercises, secure resources, and commit to schedules in line with program goals -Assess supplier readiness to support build events and production ramp. Identify potential execution issues and provide recommendations to mitigate risk.

Education & Experience

MSME/BSME or equivalent

Additional Requirements

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.